Deposition of Elizabeth Patoe

Citation: TCD, 1641 Depositions Project, online transcript January 1970
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Dublin Core

Date: 1644-01-07
Identifier: 834181r145


1641 Deposition Item Type Metadata

County: Louth & Monaghan
Deposition Type: Dublin Original
Nature of Deposition: Assault, Death, Robbery, Stripping
Deposition Transcription:

fol. 181r


Elizabeth Patoe Late of the Trowgh in the Countie of Monoghan the wiffe of Humfrey Patoe of the same gent sworne and examined deposeth and sayth That since the begining of the present Rebellion that is to say in the begining thereof about the xxiijth of October 1641 & since he said Humfrey Potoe and shee were forceibly deprived, robbed, and dispojled of their howshold goodes Cattle Corne hay due debts & other goodes & chattells amounting in all to the summe of fowre hundred poundes at the Least By and by the meanes <a> of Mc Kenna of the Trowgh Esquire the principall man of that sept as she was credibly informed & by divers others of that name & septe whose names she knoweth not in respect she was absent from her howse the Tullis in the Trowgh aforesaid when when the said robbery and outrage was comitted And <symbol> further saith That att the same tyme shee had twoe of her owne yong children a boy & a girle left at Schoole with one Mris Simpson neere Belturbett in the County of Cavan: Both which children being stript of their clothes the boy died of famyne & cold and the girle goeing abroade to get releefe mett at Cavan with an irish girle wench whoe comanded her to goe to Masse with her, but the poore girle refuseing That bloudy Irish wench run her into the head with a pitchfork and the wounded child offering to fly away Thother eagarly pursueing wounded her in other placs of her head, and with the staff broke her Arme & Left her there, of which woundes & by neere famyne she died, this the deponent was informed of, by her owne brother & sister that knew it & shee hath too great cawse to beleeve their report to be true And

Elizabeth Peetoy

fol. 181v

And this deponent further saith that about the time aforesaid Anne Vawse of Belturbet in the County of Cavan widow her sister then aliue, but since dead, was forceibly deprived robbed and dispojled of her goods & chattells Consisting of wares Merchandize ready debts howshould goods cattle & other things worth as this deponent is verely perswaded 1200 li. at least & dying of neere greefe left behynd her 3 yong small Children without meanes which the deponent manteined vntill 2 of them dyed & the third she hath kept euer since of her owne chardges

<Dr J H B>
Elizabeth Payto
Jur vijo Jan 1643
Hen: Jones
Hen: Brereton

Elizabeth Potoe Jur
7o Jan: 1643

vol Jur

Deponent Fullname: Elizabeth Patoe
Deponent Gender: Female
Deponent Occupation: Wife
Deponent County of Residence: Monaghan
Mentioned Non-Deponent Fullnames: * Mc Kenna, Mris Simpson, Humfrey Patoe
Mentioned Non-Deponent Roles: Rebel, Victim, Victim